Sean Mulkerrin

The Mountainview Evangelical Free Church in Voorheesville began as a Bible-study group 40 years ago. Thirty years ago, the study group got its own church, and, in September, amid dwindling membership, the church shut down. 

The budget crisis that embroiled the Voorheesville Central School District last year appears at the moment to be solved, after the district increased its monthly prescription-drug premiums.

Contemporary Christian artist Dave Pettigrew will be at at Saint Matthew’s Church on Nov. 10, for a concert to benefit local addiction and recovery agencies.

Democrats Victoria Plotsky and William Reinhardt, representing parts of New Scotland and Bethlehem in the Albany County Legislature, are unopposed in this fall’s general election. 

In back-and-forth court filings over the disclosure of an investigation in player bullying allegations, Robert Baron, who claims he was fraudulently induced to resign as head coach of the Voorheesville varsity girls’ basketball team, says the investigation includes information that would help his case; the Voorheesville Central School District claims that state and federal law allow the results of the investigation to remain confidential.

Two Democrats and two Republicans square off for two seats on the New Scotland Town Board on Nov. 5.

Deb Hext was recently appointed chairwoman of the Altamont Planning Board after Tim Wilford resigned. 

County Executive Daniel McCoy

At $733 million, Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy’s proposed budget for 2020 has increased about 2.9 percent from this year.

The old railroad bridge that runs over Route 85 in Slingerlands and is now part of the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail is due to be replaced by the summer of 2020.

New Scotland is looking at a tentative $8.2 million budget for 2020, which is down slightly from this year. 

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